Newark holds prayer vigil in support of victims of earthquake in Haiti

Dozens gathered in Newark on Friday for a prayer vigil in support of the victims of a 7.1 earthquake in Haiti.

News 12 Staff

Aug 20, 2021, 10:38 PM

Updated 975 days ago

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Dozens gathered in Newark on Friday for a prayer vigil in support of the victims of a 7.1 earthquake in Haiti.
Organizers say that it was a gathering in unity and faith.
"We have a huge Haitian population here in the city of Newark. When they are hurting, it means we are hurting as a city. And I know that folks still have relatives and family and friends that are still there, and prayerfully, that they are OK,” said Mayor Ras Baraka.
Haiti's humanitarian crisis continues to grow. Hospitals and medical groups are reported to be overwhelmed.
The Aug. 14 quake killed nearly 2,200 people, injured more than 12,000 and destroyed or damaged more than 100,000 homes.


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